Study shows young people cannot deal with new job office politics


Young people are unprepared for office politics when they start a new job, a study has shown.

In fact, it showed that over half are not even told about them.

Researchers behind the Co-op's survey of 1,000 workers aged 16-25 revealed that young people could find it hard to express an opinion or put forward ideas, which could make them feel isolated.

Sometimes it just feels safer to keep your hear down.

Julian Sykes of the Co-op said: "Office politics saps workplace productivity.

"Businesses should address its root causes, freeing up time to take on, train and motivate the next generation."

And it's not just the scientists who are saying so, as some form of office politics seems to plague workers every day...